Season 3 Episode 1 - Denting
In this first sample for Season 3 we are using our reed to create a wonderful lacy-looking fabric in plain weave. Things we will learn:
-To weave with finer threads
-Dented fabrics need to have a firm sett… they are not woven at an open sett. Our reed and our beat create the open space
-We open our minds to adapting our weaving technique, ie throwing two picks to create resistance, then tap, tap, tap
-We learn to control our beater
-How to really visualize negative space
-How to bring gradation work over from Colour and Design and overlay it onto a new idea
-That we can mix cotton and silk
In this lesson I use 16/2 cotton for the weft on one scarf and 30/2 silk on the second one. This certainly adds another layer of luxuriousness.
You can purchase the Denting sample kit right here:
3.1.1 - Introduction to Denting
The magic of layering what you have already learned and using your reed, beater and sett as a design tool.
3.1.2 - Washing Your Denting
The wonderful world of washing to get whimsical results ;-)
3.1.3 - The Denting Samples
The realm of finer yarns opens along with learning how to weave a beautifully organic and lacy scarf.
Season 3 Episode 1 - Denting Sample Draft PDF
After you've woven your sample for Denting from your 10 yard warp you'll have enough to weave a couple beautiful scarves in 16/2 cotton.
Blank Denting Master Sett Chart PDF
A blank Master Sett Chart for you to record your own findings.